The Medical World Volume 7

The Medical World Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...addition to the throat affection, fever, headache, and anorexia, there are almost invariably marked muscular and articular pains, very like those of rheumatism. It is not uncommon for patients to present themselves complaining of ill-defined rheumatic pains, mentioning, perhaps, only incidentally a sore throat, which, on inspection, proves to be follicular tonsillitis--the key to the pseudo-rheumatic trouble. The general debility that follows follicular tonsillitis, this rapid and marked depression of the vital powers, are such as pertain to neither diphtheria nor rheumatism, and are found in few other diseases. Of the various modes of treatment that have been recommended, the following seems to be the most rational, and in practice has proved effectual: Removal of Placenta--Hrgot in Obstetrics. Editor Medical World: --The many articles in your May number treating of the third stage of labor, ought not to escape the notice of those who are interested in obstetrics, and principally in the proper conduct of the third stage, when in it the placenta is adherent. What do we care if Dr. Meacham or any one else thinks that the introduction of the properly antiseplicised hand into the uterus "smacks off brutality "when it is his and our duty to do it? To let the placenta be retained is, to say the least, unpardonable, for the dangers are many and grave, and too well known to need here to be repeated. Everytime (and I allow no discount on this), introduce the hand gently but fearlessly, and remove the secudines whenever necessary. When does this step become necessary? When, after due time of waiting, say after one hour at least, during which you have employed Crede's method (the modus operandi of which ought to be familiar to every accoucheur), ...
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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581652
  • 9781236581655